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People wait in long queues to purchase tickets at Kamalapur Railway Station as Eid nears

Motorcycles not allowed on the Padma Bridge before Eid

I want to implement election promises: PM Hasina

Rajab Ali sentenced to death for 9 months of genocide

Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports two deaths, 1,902 fresh cases within 24 hours

World No-Tobacco Day today

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 31: Today is World No-Tobacco Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set the theme for this year's World No-Tobacco Day — 'Tobacco: Threat to Our Environment' — to raise public and policy-making awareness about tobacco cultivation, production and use of tobacco products, and the harmful effects of tobacco waste on the environment.

COVID-19: New 'XE' variant more contagious than Omicron

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, April 9: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Sharfuddin Ahmed has warned about the new 'XE' variant of Covid-19.

WHO classifies new Covid-19 strain as 'variant of concern', names it 'Omicron'

Geneva, November 27: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday declared the recently-detected B.1.1.529 strain of Covid-19 as a variant of concern and named it as Omicron.

New Covid-19 variants under the microscope as travel bans mount over UK mutation

Dhaka, December 22: The UN health agency chief said on Monday that scientists have been working to understand new Covid-19 variants that have been reported in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

New COVID-19 virus: WHO maintaining 'close contact' with UK officials

London: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is maintaining a 'close contact' with UK officials over the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus.

Vaccines against COVID-19 may not need to be administered annually: WHO Official

Moscow/Sputnik, October 17: Any safe and effective vaccine against COVID-19 may not need to be administered annually, unlike vaccines for influenza, Dr. Richard Mihigo, the program area manager for immunization and vaccine development at the World Health Organization's (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, told Sputnik in an interview.

Tibetan representatives meet WHO, UN officials in Delhi, demand probe in COVID-19 virus origin

New Delhi: Meeting World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) officials in Delhi, representatives of 10 Tibetan associations submitted a memorandum where they demanded a transparent investigation into the source of the infection.

Record number of countries contribute data revealing disturbing rates of antimicrobial resistance: WHO

Geneva: A record number of countries are now monitoring and reporting on antibiotic resistance - marking a major step forward in the global fight against drug resistance. But the data they provide reveals that a worrying number of bacterial infections are increasingly resistant to the medicines at hand to treat them.

Donald Trump hopes COVID-19 vaccine will be available by end of 2020, attacks China

Washington: US President Donald Trump has said he believes a vaccine for the COVID-19 drug will be available by the end of 2020.

Taiwan makes public December email to WHO showing caution about COVID-19 outbreak

Taipei: Giving more fuel to the suspicion of the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s collusion with China over the COVID-19 outbreak, Taiwan has recently released an email which was sent to the organisation cautioning it of the pandemic virus.

Experts warn of China trying to take advantage of Covid-19 situation, Japan moves to shift production

Beijing: With China claiming that it is significantly recovering from COVID-19 crisis while other nations, including the UK and the US are struggling to contain the virus, some experts believe Beijing is trying to exploit the situation to its own advantage.

COVID19: WHO shamed again for backing China after official refuses to recognise Taiwan

Geneva/Taipei: The World Health Organization (WHO), which is under fire for its alleged efforts to protect China over the transmission of coronavirus, has been slammed again for its bias against Taiwan, which is officially known as the Republic of China (ROC) and has been governed independently despite the Chinese claim of the island nation as its province.

WHO supports measles campaign targeting millions of children in northern Nigeria

New York: More than 28 million children in northern Nigeria will be protected against measles and meningitis through an immunization campaign carried out by the authorities alongside international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO).

UN health agency identifies 5-year-old Congolese boy as first confirmed case of Ebola in Uganda

New York, June 12: The World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health, confirmed on Tuesday the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, stemming from the nearly year-long current outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Under-fives' daily screen time should be kept to 60 minutes only, warns WHO

New York, Apr 25: Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up fit and well, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, as part of a campaign to tackle the global obesity crisis.